yzerman1
Brewers just wrapped up June with a 13-13 record for the month.  Not to good considering the only series they entered playing a team with a winning record was the two gamer at Houston.  Now they begin a four game series against the oddest team in the National League.  They have given up the fewest runs in the National League and have the 5th best run differential and yet they sit five games below .500.  I wouldn't be surprised if they end up winning 90 games, nor would I be surprised if they wind up winning only 70 games.  The Reds are the one team I can't get a good read on in the National League.  It is going to take 90 wins to make the post season this year.  The Brewers need to pick up their play to get to that point and it begins with this tricky four game series.

Monday:  Adrian Houser (2-2, 2.94)  vs RHP Tyler Mahle (2-8, 4.35)
Tuesday:  Chase Anderson (4-2, 4.42 vs RHP Tanner Roark (5-6, 3.36)
Wednesday:  Jhoulys Chacin (3-8, 5.60)  vs  RHP Sonny Gray (4-5, 3.94)
Thursday:  Brandon Woodruff (10-2, 3.79)  vs  RHP  Luis Castillo (7-3, 2.47)
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db11
yzerman1 wrote:
Brewers just wrapped up June with a 13-13 record for the month.  Not to good considering the only series they entered playing a team with a winning record was the two gamer at Houston.  Now they begin a four game series against the oddest team in the National League.  They have given up the fewest runs in the National League and have the 5th best run differential and yet they sit five games below .500.  I wouldn't be surprised if they end up winning 90 games, nor would I be surprised if they wind up winning only 70 games.  The Reds are the one team I can't get a good read on in the National League.  It is going to take 90 wins to make the post season this year.  The Brewers need to pick up their play to get to that point and it begins with this tricky four game series.

Monday:  Adrian Houser (2-2, 2.94)  vs RHP Tyler Mahle (2-8, 4.35)
Tuesday:  Chase Anderson (4-2, 4.42 vs RHP Tanner Roark (5-6, 3.36)
Wednesday:  Jhoulys Chacin (3-8, 5.60)  vs  RHP Sonny Gray (4-5, 3.94)
Thursday:  Brandon Woodruff (10-2, 3.79)  vs  RHP  Luis Castillo (7-3, 2.47)


At least it wasn't a June swoon.

What was the record of those teams over their last (pick arbitrary set of) games?
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db11 wrote:


At least it wasn't a June swoon.

What was the record of those teams over their last (pick arbitrary set of) games?


This is the record in the last 30 games for all the teams the Brewers played in June:

Pittsburgh  13-17
Miami   14-16
Houston 17-13
San Francisco 15-15
San Diego 14-16
Cincinnati 15-15
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yzerman1 wrote:


This is the record in the last 30 games for all the teams the Brewers played in June:

Pittsburgh  13-17
Miami   14-16
Houston 17-13
San Francisco 15-15
San Diego 14-16
Cincinnati 15-15


Seems like a lot of teams in the same boat...with three of them playing "above their records."

*shrugs*

Not sure what to read into it. Maybe a lot of teams settling in as we hit the malaise of summer before gearing up for the stretch run...
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Brewers take the opener in a game that transitioned halfway through from a pitcher's duel to a slugfest. A five-run seventh inning put the Crew ahead for good. Yelich hit his 30th HR of the year and Cain and Hiura also left the yard.

https://www.mlb.com/gameday/brewers-vs-reds/2019/07/01/565259#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=box,game=565259
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A good way to open the series last night.  Houser looked great through 5 innings and then fell apart.  He got through the Reds lineup twice, but the third time they faced him, they hit him hard.  That kind of says they made some adjustments and he didn't.  He used his fastball really well early and then it caught up with him.  If he is going to start, then he has to use his 3rd pitch more.  I like that he throws hard - was consistently around 94 last night and even up to 96.  Burnes looked like he did last year.  That 91 slider is just a wipe out pitch.  If he can get back to that, he makes a huge difference and is like fewer others when he is hitting his spots.  

Hiura - he absolutely crushed his hr.  That was a bomb.  The guy can hit that is for sure.  The waiting game on Aguilar continues.  I am glad to see some righties this week so Thames get his at bats.  He has rebounded well and is a threat again.  Aguilar - I just don't know how long they can hang on.  There aren't a lot of 1B options out there from the right side - Jose Abreu is the one we have talked about.  He will cost a lot.  

It would be nice to get 3 of 4 in Cincy.  Pittsburg is raking the ball and getting a couple out there is not going to be easy.  Glad they are playing the Cubs now.  
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I don't think that the Brewers need a first baseman right now.  Thames crushes right handed pitching and the Brewers don't face many left handed starters aside from the Cubs.  The Reds, Cardinals, and Pirates(when everyone is healthy) don't have a left handed starter.  Going back to last September, Tyler Saladino is now 0-24.  Freddy Galvis, who can play both second and short, would be a major upgrade.  He doesn't fit Toronto's long term plans so it won't take much to get him.  He would be a better option over Orlando Arcia and has a club option for 5.5 million for next year.  I think it's time to cut bait with Jesus Aguilar.  He is just taking up a roster spot right now.  The Brewers would be better served with someone who could steal a base or play stellar defense as a bench player.  Even though he's under control for three more years, they aren't going to go into next year counting on him as the answer at first base.
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I don't think that the Brewers need a first baseman right now.  Thames crushes right handed pitching and the Brewers don't face many left handed starters aside from the Cubs.  The Reds, Cardinals, and Pirates(when everyone is healthy) don't have a left handed starter.  Going back to last September, Tyler Saladino is now 0-24.  Freddy Galvis, who can play both second and short, would be a major upgrade.  He doesn't fit Toronto's long term plans so it won't take much to get him.  He would be a better option over Orlando Arcia and has a club option for 5.5 million for next year.  I think it's time to cut bait with Jesus Aguilar.  He is just taking up a roster spot right now.  The Brewers would be better served with someone who could steal a base or play stellar defense as a bench player.  Even though he's under control for three more years, they aren't going to go into next year counting on him as the answer at first base.


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Last nights loss was as bad as it gets.  Several poor decisions/plays influenced the game.  First, Claudio not being brought in to face Votto in the 8th.  Why have a lefty warming if you aren't going to use him in that spot.  Votto doubles and ties the game. Not good.  Then, I love Yelich - but come on Christian - swing the bat and put the bunt aside.  His decision I know - but the way he is swing now - one swing could put us ahead. And then the ending, first off - it was a lazy effort all around.  Not a solid throw into the the cut off and then Thames has to step up and catch the ball or block it at least.  

It is one game yes, but in a tight race, losses like this seem to hurt more.  Especially with the Cubs scuffling and having to head to Pitt where they are on fire.  
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It's almost like bringing in Hader in the eighth the night before with a three-run lead wasn't too smart in hindsight when you ended up with a bigger leverage situation the following night in the eighth. Use Hader in the eighth when you need to, not just because, Craig.
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db11 wrote:
It's almost like bringing in Hader in the eighth the night before with a three-run lead wasn't too smart in hindsight when you ended up with a bigger leverage situation the following night in the eighth. Use Hader in the eighth when you need to, not just because, Craig.


Especially when Burnes was absolutely filthy 2 nights ago but IIRC the P spot was due to lead off the 8th so CC he hit (termed used loosely) Aguilar and Burnes was done.
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Hernan Perez has cleared waivers and accepted assignment to San Antonio.  Somewhat of a surprise, but the fact that no other team wanted to give Perez a chance is kind of telling about how poorly he has played.  He gives some depth up the middle and the Brewers know what they have with him.  I am curious if they would recall him or go to Dubon if something would happen to  Arcia or Hiura.  
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All the pitching in the world would not have helped them last night.
A base hit or 2 might have...…….


RK
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All the pitching in the world would not have helped them yesterday.
A base hit or 2 might have...…….


RK
"So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold
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Well, either the glass is half full - the pitching was solid the past series, or it is half empty - the bats just plain stunk.  Yes the Reds pitchers threw it well, but it isn't like they have been totally lights out.  When the Brewers faced Gray the last time, he got through 4+ and was hit hard.  He made some adjustments and becomes un-hittable.  Castillo - same with him.  3+ innings and hit around the yard and couldn't throw strikes.  He makes adjustments and dominates.  The Brewer hitters didn't make the adjustment to the adjustment!  Castillo had a great change going and it looked at times like the hitters didn't know it was coming.  

This series headed into Pitt sure feels like last year being revisited.  I hope not.  Getting a win out of the gate is going to be huge.  Zach Davies needs to have his best stuff and they need to put some runs on the board early.  
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